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1. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 200 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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80 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

2. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

3. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

Not Rated | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

4. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Writers: Budd Schulberg, Malcolm Johnson | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

5. Last Action Hero (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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44 Metascore

With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.

Writers: Zak Penn, Adam Leff, Shane Black, David Arnott | Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance

6. Taxi (1978–1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

7. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Tales of visitors to a unique resort island that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

8. Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.2
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A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids.

Creators: Gabe Kaplan, Alan Sacks | Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta, Robert Hegyes

9. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear.

Creator: William Blinn | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

10. The Fall Guy (1981–1986)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.1
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The adventures of a film stunt performer who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Markie Post

11. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

Creators: Barbara Avedon, Barbara Corday | Stars: Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen, Martin Kove

12. L.A. Law (1986–1994)

46 min | Drama

7.0
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The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker

13. Sudden Impact (1983)

R | 117 min | Action, Thriller

6.6
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A rape victim is exacting revenge on her agressors in a small town outside San Francisco. Dirty Harry, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.

Writers: Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, Joseph Stinson, Earl E. Smith, Charles B. Pierce | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman

14. Alice (1976–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »

Stars: Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback, Philip McKeon

15. Kojak (1973–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Creator: Abby Mann | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

16. Vega$ (1978–1981)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Mann | Stars: Robert Urich, Bart Braverman, Phyllis Davis, Greg Morris

17. Cannonball Run II (1984)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy

4.7
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The original characters from the first Cannonball movie race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

Writers: Brock Yates, Hal Needham, Albert S. Ruddy, Harvey Miller | Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Frank Sinatra, Jamie Farr

18. Baretta (1975–1978)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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The cases of maverick undercover New York detective Tony Baretta.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Stars: Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Edward Grover, Michael D. Roberts

19. Automan (1983–1984)

70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A computer generated superhero and his human creator fight crime in their city.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Desi Arnaz Jr., Chuck Wagner, Heather McNair, Gerald S. O'Loughlin

20. Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

120 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

Stars: William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell, Olga Russell

21. Black Sunday (1977)

R | 143 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ernest Lehman, Kenneth Ross, Ivan Moffat | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver

22. The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977 TV Mini-Series)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.2
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The first two Godfather films were re-edited together in chronological order with additional footage added.

Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan

23. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.4
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

24. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, John Carter

25. Alligator (1980)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.9
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A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded lab rats, injected with growth hormones. The small animal grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

Writers: John Sayles, Frank Ray Perilli | Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger

26. Fear City (1984)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.5
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Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and murdered by a psycho. A hard-nosed police detective and a conflicted ex-boxer-turned-private-eye, hired by the strip club owners, set out to find him before he strikes again.

Writer: Nicholas St. John | Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Scalia, Melanie Griffith

27. The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

5.0
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This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York. The weaker gang use incredibly a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeeds to stop one of the gang, while the other remain without the Boss.

Writers: Jimmy Breslin, Waldo Salt | Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jo Van Fleet, Lionel Stander

28. Medical Center (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Located in the Los Angeles area, Medical Center was an otherwise unnamed hospital complex that was part of a large university campus. Dr. Paul Lochner was the chief of staff, an experienced... See full summary »

Creators: Al C. Ward, Frank Glicksman | Stars: James Daly, Chad Everett, Chris Hutson, Virginia Hawkins

29. King Creole (1958)

PG | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.0
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Having flunked graduation for a second time and needing cash to support his crabby (and thus unemployed) father, Danny Fisher takes a job as a singer in the King Creole nightclub - about ... See full summary »

Writers: Herbert Baker, Michael V. Gazzo, Harold Robbins | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart

30. King of the Gypsies (1978)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.4
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Eric Roberts makes an impressive screen debut as Dave, grandson of the aging King Zharko, who is chosen by him to lead the gypsy clan at his death. Dave's only inclination is to join the ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Maas, Frank Pierson | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Eric Roberts, Judd Hirsch, Susan Sarandon, Sterling Hayden

31. 1st & Ten: The Championship (1984–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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The comical exploits of the "California Bulls" (a fictional professional football team) and the organization's players.

Creator: Carl Kleinschmitt | Stars: Cliff Frazier, Prince Hughes, O.J. Simpson, Reid Shelton

32. Switch (1975–1978)

90 min | Crime, Action, Drama

7.2
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An ex-cop and an ex-con start their own detective agency.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Robert Wagner, Eddie Albert, Charlie Callas, Sharon Gless

33. Supertrain (1979– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

4.3
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The adventures of a nation-spanning train and its passengers.

Creators: Earl W. Wallace, Donald E. Westlake | Stars: Edward Andrews, Harrison Page, Robert Alda, Patrick Collins

34. Love and Bullets (1979)

PG | 103 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Arizona cop is sent to Switzerland to bring in the girlfriend of a dangerous mobster so she can testify against him. The mobster sends someone too - assassins.

Writers: Wendell Mayes, John Melson | Directors: Stuart Rosenberg, John Huston | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Rod Steiger, Henry Silva

35. Back Roads (1981)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.5
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A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.

Writer: Gary DeVore | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Keith, Miriam Colon

36. The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Sport

5.0
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The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.

Writers: David Dashev, Jaison Starkes, Edmond Stevens, Gary Stromberg | Director: Gilbert Moses | Stars: Julius Erving, Jonathan Winters, Meadowlark Lemon, Jack Kehoe

37. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Creator: Reginald Rose | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Ossie Davis, J.D. Cannon

38. Partners in Crime (1984– )

60 min | Drama

6.8
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Carole Stanwyck and Sydney Kovak have nothing in common; they are the polar opposites of one another. Carole is a former socialite, who lost her fortune and is now making a living as a ... See full summary »

Creators: James Stark, Leonard Stern | Stars: Lynda Carter, Loni Anderson, Walter Olkewicz, Leo Rossi

39. Cookie (1989)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

5.2
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Paroled labor racketeer "Dapper" Dino is sought after by a "politically ambitious" prosecutor schemes to put him back in jail and a deceitful partner sizes him up for concrete shoes.

Writers: Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen | Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Peter Falk, Dianne Wiest, Emily Lloyd, Michael V. Gazzo

40. A Hatful of Rain (1957)

109 min | Drama

7.3
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A Korean War veteran's morphine addiction wreaks havoc upon his family.

Writers: Michael V. Gazzo, Alfred Hayes, Carl Foreman | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Don Murray, Eva Marie Saint, Anthony Franciosa, Lloyd Nolan

41. Body and Soul (1981)

R | 109 min | Drama

4.4
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A young man struggles to become a boxing champ, but success blinds him. It is only through the love of his girlfriend that he is brought back to reality.

Writers: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Abraham Polonsky | Director: George Bowers | Stars: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Jayne Kennedy, Perry Lang, Nikki Swasey Seaton

42. Crazy Joe (1974)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.

Writers: Lewis John Carlino, Nicholas Gage | Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Peter Boyle, Paula Prentiss, Fred Williamson, Rip Torn

43. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

44. Johnny Bago (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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After a Federal faux pas, small-time mobster John Tenuti flees West across the U.S., pursued by bumbling goons from his Jersey outfit plus his rabid ex-wife, a Fed herself (Rose Abdoo). As ... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Stack, Peter Dobson, Richard Romanus, John Edell

45. Ring of the Musketeers (1992 TV Movie)

PG-13 | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.3
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Modern day "Musketeers" attempt to live the lives of protectors of the inocent. While the biking trio rescue kindnapped children, guard witnesses and chase mafia types, they also seek the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Paragon, Joel Surnow | Director: John Paragon | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Thomas Gottschalk, Cheech Marin, Alison Doody

46. Darkroom (1981–1982)

60 min | Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

7.1
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An anthology horror/thriller series, along the same lines as "Twilight Zone" or "Night Gallery." Each week features a new story and a new cast.

Stars: James Coburn, Helen Hunt, Randy Powell, Quinn Cummings

47. A Man Called Adam (1966)

99 min | Drama, Music

6.5
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A famous jazz trumpeter finds himself unable to cope with the problems of everyday life.

Writers: Lester Pine, Tina Pine | Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong, Ossie Davis, Cicely Tyson

48. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

49. Fingers (1978)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.0
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A dysfunctional young man is pulled between loyalties to his Italian mob-connected loan shark father and his mentally disturbed Jewish concert pianist mother.

Writer: James Toback | Director: James Toback | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tisa Farrow, Jim Brown, Michael V. Gazzo

50. Serpico (1976–1977)

60 min | Drama, Crime

6.9
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Frank Serpico was a maverick New York City detective who, after turning in a large number of "bad" cops and later being shot in the face, often went undercover to expose corruption in the ... See full summary »

Stars: David Birney, Tom Atkins, Nick Corello, Richard Foronjy